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PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SPEAK AT BTW

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SPEAK AT BTW

Booker T. Washington High School found out it was the winner of a national competition in a phone call Tuesday from Vice President Joe Biden. The school improved its graduation rate from 55 percent in 2007 to more than 80 percent in 2010. That improvement was cited as key to winning the administration's Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge, which honors schools for preparing students for college and careers. 

Principal Alisha Kiner said her school earned the victory through hard work, passion, and determination. With each graduating senior getting five tickets, honors students getting 10, the salutatorian getting 15 and the valedictorian getting 20, the question on everyone's mind now is, who are they going to invite.

Booker T. Washington’s graduation will be Monday at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, according to information provided today to students.

Only ticketed members of the public will be allowed inside the ballroom to hear President Barack Obama’s commencement address. Attendees must be inside the convention center by 9:30 a.m.

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Article by RICHARD MORGAN, The Commercial Appeal | Read full article here